• When here in the Outer Hebrides and looking at a bird, have you ever wondered how rare it is? The status of all species can vary enormously from island to island. How rare is Shoveler on Barra, has Stock Dove been seen on Harris, does Dotterel occur on Benbecula in the autumn, and how common is Blue Tit on North Uist? Well, fret no longer! The Status and Distribution of birds here on the Outer Hebrides has been completely updated and summarised for every species and each of the main islands and outliers. Available as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th February 2024. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The immature Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area this morning

Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist
7 Common Redpolls were there today

Baleshare, North Uist
An immature Glaucous Gull was seen on flood early afternoon

Nunton, Benbecula
Circa 140 Greenland White-fronted Geese were in fields near Nunton House. It was suggested that they may be migrants

Loch Bornish, South Uist
12 Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Ardmhor, Barra
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was there again early afternoon

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Green-winged Teal (C) Ian Ricketts